MintyBoost – Battery-powered USB charger
The Cowntown Computer Congress held a workshop a few weeks ago where I was able to create my very own battery-powered USB charger. If your not familiar with this, there is a project called MintyBoost that turns an ordinary Altoids can into a USB charger. The kit can be placed in many different kind of devices, but the Altoids container seems to be a perfect fit for the charging hardware and the 2-AA batteries.
Below are pictures of my finished charger. This was the first sodering I have done since I modded my PS2 several years ago.